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Salem Memorializes Those Killed During Witch Trials

The memorial stands at the site where 19 innocent women and men were hanged. It opened on the 325th anniversary the first mass execution of five women.

The city of Salem, Mass., has opened a memorial to commemorate the people who were convicted and killed during its notorious series of "witch trials" in 1692.

The memorial stands at the site where 19 innocent women and men, the memorial opened on the 325th anniversary of the first of three mass executions at the site, when five women were killed: Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Wildes.

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